The Passengers album re-emerges in full bloom limited edition
An unmissable re-issue of Sydney ‘80s band The Passengers’ 2008 reformation album, “In The Garden Of Good And Evil”, has been released with a special bonus. The original mostly acoustic album has been “re-imagined” by co-founder Jeff Sullivan who has added electric guitar and drums and comes in a double CD package.
It’s limited to a run of 200 copies and if you're in Australia you can buy a copy here. STOP PRESS: Pre-orders open on May 29.
The Passengers were Angie Pepper (vocals), Jim Dickson (bass), Steve Harris (keyboards), Jeff Sullivan (guitar) and Gerry Jones (drums). They existed from 1978-80 and were the first band to have a single issued on the legendary Phantom label, the brilliant "Face With No Name".
Sullivan went on to Flaming Hands, Dickson to inumerable bands inclusing the Barracudas and Radio Birdman and Harris also played bass in The Visitors.
The original line-up’s recorded works were posthumously released together with those of The Angiue Pepper Band as “It’s Just That I Miss You” on Citadel in 2001.
Sullivan, Pepper and Dixon resurfaced as a trio in the 2000s. “In The Garden Of Good And Evil” was a step away from the rock-meets-girl-group ethos of the past in a starker acoustic direction. Powerful songs matched with Angie Pepper's sublime vocal made it a classic in its own right.